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CGS Committees – Facilities

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Roger Prince, Chair of the Facilities Committee

One in a series of blog posts describing the work of CGS volunteer committees.

In the past this was one of the easiest committee chair positions to be assigned. I had the position when I was still working full time so it was perfect for me. During the pandemic the position has been more complicated. Now that the COVID changes that were needed have been implemented, the job will hopefully simmer down again.

PurposeThe Facilities team deals with our physical plant and interfaces with the building owner when we need something like improved air filtration in the library.
ChairRoger Prince
MeetsRoger meets with service providers on an as-needed basis.
Time CommitmentVaries depending on what’s happening in the library
Helpful SkillsKnowledge of building maintenance and experience working with tradesmen.
Work LocationFrom home and at the library.

Because this role has been relatively light in the past it has been a one-person committee by tradition. During COVID Roger has spent a fair amount of time interfacing with other committee chairs such as the Library Committee, Desk Duty and our Digital Historian.

One of the key responsibilities is to handle our office security by maintaining our door pass codes. Other responsibilities include maintaining our audio-visual equipment, helping to process mail, ordering supplies, helping other committees get equipment set up, and attending an annual emergency preparedness workshop sponsored by the Breuner Building owners.

The Facilities Chair makes sure our seller’s permit is current and posted, notifies the building management when cleaning or maintenance is needed and participates in our lease negotiations. The chair provides a monthly report for the Board of Directors.

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